Posted by Julian
Ellen will always be the kindest person I encountered during my three months cumulative time incarcerated over two sessions since October 2015. She is very intelligent, respectful and compassionate.
My first arrest resulted from an assault charge against an officer amongst other charges. I do not recall ever striking an officer in the heat of the moment during an incident at a downtown Stockton business. Jail is a cold, hardening place and following a fight (my only ever real fight) in which I participated against corrections officers (didn't tell me where we were going and I was afraid), I was assigned an all red outfit like other allegedly violent people.
Ellen is someone I originally met in court and she ALWAYS treats me and others (regardless of status) with a level of respect and care one may give to family and colleagues. She offers a hand shake, eye contact and actual interest in helping serve and bring justice to our community and its citizens.
I consider Ellen a friend as we both exchange kind words with each other and am very appreciative of her ongoing support in court and in general. She chooses to use her talent and power to fight for our area's integrity and the quality of life of some of its most isolated, vulnerable people; inmates.
Thank you, Ellen!
Posted by Sylvia
Ellen has saved my life from many harsh situations over a period of about 15 years. I have a history of mental illness (i.e.; bipolar disorder) and Ellen has always treated me with respect and generosity of her time and expertise in this area of "criminology". She never once has viewed me with the heavy stigma of mental illness and has dealt with my cases in the courtroom with superior knowledge. I have really come to care a great deal ablout Ellen and will always be in debt to her for sparing me of severity in criminal ordeals. Thank you Ellen! Sylvia L. of Tracy, CA